Albanian broadcaster RTSH has confirmed Eurovision 2024 participation on the 30th of August 2023.
Traditionally, Albania chooses an artist and a song via the traditional musical festival “Festivali i Këngës”. This year will mark the 62nd edition of the festival.
Last year, the Eurovision entrant was solely selected by the public for the first time.
Festivali i Këngës 62 Known Details
- Arbana Osmani will host the festival once again.
- The festival is usually held close to the Christmas holiday. and that’s why Albania might select its Eurovision act at the end of December 2023.
- Boiken Lako will be the artistic director of “Festivali i Këngës 62”.
- 27 artists will compete in the festival: 13 established artists (who have competed in the festival before) and 14 rising stars.
- Based on previous editions, we can suppose the festival will last 3 nights. In addition, it is possible that part of the new artists will be eliminated before the final show.
- In contrast to last year, the winner of the festival will be chosen by a 50% public vote and a 50% national jury vote.
- The submissions for “Festivali i Këngës 62″ will close on October 10th:
Albina & Familja Kelmendi represented Albania at Eurovision 2023.
They performed the song “Duje” and ended up 22nd in the final with a total of 76 points:
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Eurovision 2024 will be held in Malmö, Sweden.
The semi-finals will be held on the 7th and 9th of May 2024, and the grand final will be held on the 11h of May 2024
So far, the list of countries that have confirmed participation in Eurovision 2024:
- The Netherlands
- The UK
- San Marino
- North Macedonia – not official